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Jari-chan

Jari-chan

Joined May 2019

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You already know that this one is my BotM in May. Not online because of Klunes adorable writing style, but also because of Daniel Henning who reads the audio book. This is a match made in heaven ❤️ I loved every single minute of the audio book and couldn't wait to go back to it.

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Mehso-so

#unpopularopinion 🤷 Maybe even very unpopular opinion? Since there are maybe three people in the world who do not adore this one.

I was totally in the mood for something low-key, but this one was just way too low-key. I thought it pretty boring to be honest... Why should I care about the characters when I know that everything will be magically fixed? Deus Ex Machina extreme.

Writing style too superficial, no atmosphere or character depth...

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We like to think that in our western worlds we've overcome patriarchy, so let's move on to the next topic. STOP. These texts show us how deep the male dominated thinking still runs in us. How many things we just accept the way they are. All these authors show us new ways to see our own world, our behaviours and acting. This book opened my eyes and let me switch positions with minorities and people with different live styles than mine.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Guess you all know what (or who) made me getting this movie from the library 🤭

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It was either The Kingdoms or the Puppets. But T.J. Klune read by Daniel Henning can't be beaten. That's simply perfection ❤️

#bookofthemonth #botm

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The Kingdoms | Natasha Pulley
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I got this book as an ARC and just thought it sounded interesting, but I wouldn't have guessed I would love it that much as I did. What a great new take on time travelling! What a world building and what a thoroughly planned plot! Not easy to follow and sure even better when read a second time. Wow!❤️

#TitlesandTunes #IslandVibe
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Wonderful 😁so glad you enjoyed you‘re pick 3d
Jari-chan @Cinfhen Thank you 😊 I'm so happy I finally read it 🤭 3d
Cinfhen I‘m also really glad I had an opportunity to read a book that was sitting on my TBR for ages! 3d
Jari-chan @Cinfhen that's the great thing about challenges like this - they make you read the hidden treasures in your shelf 🥰 3d
Cinfhen So true! 3d
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Happiness | Aminatta Forna
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This book has been on my wishlist for so long! And thanks to #roll100 I finally got to read it ❤️

This is such a beautiful and touching story. It's about humanity, nature, life, connection and the love that is all around us. There were some hard to read scenes, but sadly that's how humans treat each other. How we treat nature, animals and the planet we live on...

But still, as long as there's love, there's also hope ❤️

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Excellent! 3d
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I'm not one for cook books. Most of them are too fancy and too far off my everyday life. But when I came across this one, it just felt right. No ingredients I first have to order online, no avocados or bananas, but food I can get at our farmers market. Easy recipes, one for each week of the year. Beautifully made, but I'm sure this book will soon show signs of being used regularly 🥰

Title translates as Vegan For Climate

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Bloodlines | Chris Wraight
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Another book from the Warhammer Crime series. Might not be my favourite (I got too confused by all the different names), but still a great read. This one comes with a huge Bladerunner vibe 😁

#BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3d
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Mehso-so

I liked the beginning and the end. And of course I totally fell for Muuurgh😸 The book as a whole seemed a bit unfocused and of course one could tell that it was published a couple of years ago. Otherwise Bria would've been more than just the damsel in distress. But it was nice to learn so much more about Han.

#starwarsbuddyread @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN I'm still reading it, but I'm also enjoying learning more about a young Han. 5d
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Frevler und Verdammte: Ein Warhammer Horror Roman | Phil Kelly, David Annandale, Josh Reynolds
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My choices for #TitlesandTunes for June's prompt #GuiltyPleasures are the following:

Book - I love Warhammer ❤️ A world where in one chapter more people die than in s whole George RR Martin book. Where guts are mostly found outside of people's bodies and even the air tries to kill you.

Song - I now admit liking listening to Kesha. Still 🙈 And I guess there's a lot of timber needed in the Warhammer universe 🤔

@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Hahaha!! Love knowing your #GuiltyPleasure(s) ~ plus this song is so addictive 🎶 It's going down, I'm yelling timber🎶 👂🏼🐛 6d
Jari-chan @Cinfhen I guess June's playlist will be filled with ear-worms 😂 6d
Cinfhen Of that I‘m sure 😇 6d
BarbaraBB Haha! Cool choices!! 6d
Jari-chan @BarbaraBB Thank you ❤️ 5d
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Here's my #BookSpin list for June. I'm not sure anyone else than me can read it, though... 🤔

#DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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Does anyone experience the same as I did this morning? I wanted to hear the next installment of the Cape Bay Mysteries, but as soon as the audio book started, I felt like something was off. That wasn't Fran, but a totally different person! ... The publisher changed the narrator and now it's just not the same anymore 😥 Until further I won't continue the series, because I just can't get into the books the way I used to 😔

Becker That‘s disappointing 😕 1w
Jari-chan @Becker It really is 🫤 1w
Read4life Oh no! I‘ve read the first 2 books & have #3 on my June #BookSpinBingo list. 1w
Jari-chan @Read4life Then you still have many more books to enjoy 😊 I think it's volume 10 where they changed the narrator. 1w
Read4life @Jari-chan Thank you for the info. 🤓 1w
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Panpan

Something between a So-So and a Pan, but honestly, it's more a Pan. I've already struggled with the first book, but the ending got me so intrigued. But... how shall I put it? ... I cannot stand the MC. In my eyes she's self-centered and lacks compassion. I'm not sure if the author has intented that, but I hated to spend time with her. And I absolutely don't want her in my head. Not sure about the next book, really not...

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This was just way too cute! 😻 Of course, I did not understand all parts of the story, since my Italian lessons are way back, but it was worth reading it if only for the beautiful illustrations. Jenny Løvlie manages to put so much atmosphere into her pictures and to amaze children and grown-ups alike.
And the cats here are simply adorable 😍

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The second part of the books with and about Emmy Lou. And it's just as much fun as the first one. The characters are so lovely and even though Snow White is a bit of a spoilt brat, I still enjoyed her company. Sessler's humour really hits my spot and I just kept laughing. If you're looking for a book that makes you feel good, this is for you. It's also a perfect beach read ☀️

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Daemonslayer | William King
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I loved the two previous books and I love this one as well. It does have very strong The Hobbit vibes, just with more blood and more... Warhammer. Duh 😆
Now we haven even more dwarfs to make Felix' life difficult and pretty much deadly. Oh, and a daemon of course. How could I not enjoy this series?
Alright, enough of the fangirling. Sadly, the next volume still isn't published... Poor me 😉

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After enjoying the Rotbart books so much, I also wanted to check out the non-fiction books Schwerdt wrote alongside the stories. This is the first one, being a guide to the ship cat's first journey. The author writes about different kinds of wild cats, their survival or their extinction. If you love any kind of animals this is no easy read, but it's still important to do so. Just to keep in mind what human kind does to our planet...

AmyG Your cat is just adorable. 3w
Jari-chan @AmyG Thank you ❤️ I'll let him know 😉 3w
Bookwomble @Jari-chan You can tell him again for me! 😸 2w
Jari-chan @Bookwomble Thank you - I will 😸 2w
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Deadbreak | Jorge Sanchez
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Just ordered my book for June's #roll100 - I like the cover, so I want to have it for my library. Why do I have the feeling, that the dog is going to die? 😩

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper I hope not! 3w
Jari-chan @PuddleJumper Fingers are crossed 🤞 3w
Twainy I liked this book. I read it a couple years ago and I‘m still waiting for the sequel! 😁 3w
Jari-chan @Twainy Oh, that sounds good! Can't wait to start it 😊 3w
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This book caught my attention while browsing the library, so I took it home with me. And I was surprised how much I learnt. And I loved the experiments, even though some don't work if you're living outside the US (the one with the cans for example). The explanations of how magic tricks work were fascinating. So, if one of your kids ever show up with this book, you might take a look as well 😁

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Embrace | Taryn Brumfitt
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Mehso-so

I actually wanted to get the movie, but our library only has this book. The cover made me hoping to get some information about body shaming and how to deal with one's own body image. But it turns out that it was "just" Brumfitts own biography. Important as well, especially because we learn about her own struggles, but not exactly what I wanted and needed. Still an important book about an important topic.

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Babayaga: A Novel | Toby Barlow
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Mehso-so

Might be a very, very slight pick. But be careful: if you're looking for a story or even information about the Baba Jaga from the traditional tales, this is not for you. The author writes a special interpretation of the old saga. There are some lovely parts (the flea for example), but all in all it drags too much and the love story feels forced.

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Had to learn this the very hard way.

LoverOfLearning I love T.J Klune! I can't wait to read this one. 😍 4w
Jari-chan @LoverOfLearning I love this book! I hope you will too 🥰 4w
WJCintron 🙌🙌 👏👏👏 So trueee!! 2w
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The Unbroken | C. L. Clark
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Mehso-so

Between a So-So and a Pick. The book got my attention only because of the stunning cover illustration (yes, Gideon vibes). The story itself is highly political and more than once reminded of the state our world is currently in. Sadly, the whole thing just lacked speed and the characters stayed rather distant from me. Anyway, I ordered the second novel, since I want to know how the author goes on from here.

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Bailedbailed

How long does it take to DNF a book? If I'm calculating right it took me 9 pages. Might be a new record...

My guts already told me that this isn't for me, but I've enjoyed Tesh's novellas so I wanted to give this one a try too.

But after mentioning how her MC is the best in the best in this and that, introducing a stereotypical female enemy, and telling us even MORE things the MC is the best at (how old is that girl?) I'm done. Too YA for me.

TheAromaofBooks When you know you know 😂 1mo
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks Sure thing 😁 1mo
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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After being very impressed by Diaz' first book, of course I had to read the second novel as well. And once again I was caught in the author's narrative. How can he manage to switch between three such different techniques so easily? We dig deep into the mechanics of money making and learn about what it can do to you and the ones closest to you...

Suet624 I am so glad I read his first novel. That was amazing. 3w
Jari-chan @Suet624 It really was! 3w
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Bloodlines | Chris Wraight
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Oh, Chris Wraight! 😍 What an excellent drawing, @TheAromaOfBooks 👏 I'm also very curious about the new Emily Tesh book.

And...

I think I either have to get up one hour earlier or reschedule my reading plans - what will it be? 🤔

#BookSpin #DoubleSpin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Enjoy!! And good luck on deciding whether sleep or reading is more important! 😂 1mo
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks My doctor told me to sleep more. He definitely has the wrong priorities 😉 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yeah, what does he know!? 😆 1mo
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What a surprise - not 😁 How often did I mention this book during the last month? 🤭

#botm #bookofthemonth

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The second novel is just as great as the first one. Pentecost & Parker are such an awesome pairing - they can't miss! Spotswood gives us readers a good insight into the US just after WWII. He talks about gender, racism, oppression and addiction. Without it being too much or too overwhelming. That might also be thank to Will telling us about her adventures. She's a strong, but lovable woman, and I just can't wait for the next book.

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My bestie and I were celebrating #independentbookstoreday without even knowing it was Independent Bookstore Day 😁 But we always hit the stores when we meet - what else should two bookworms do together? 😉

Suet624 Exactly! 1mo
Jari-chan @Suet624 😁❤️ 1mo
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The Kingdoms | Natasha Pulley
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Just came across this lovely challenge and decided to join in at the last moment 😅
That's because when I read the topic of this month is #IslandVibes I couldn't keep Surfin' USA out of my head. So here we go. The book on my pile to fit the prompt would be The Kingdoms. I don't think it will fit the song, but you might can surf there, too? 😎

#TitlesAndTunes

@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Fantastic! Welcome to #TitlesAndTunes 🏄🏻‍♀️🌴🖐️ 1mo
Jari-chan @Cinfhen Yey! Thank you ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB The Beach Boys! Of course! They must be included! 🏄 1mo
Jari-chan @BarbaraBB Yes! 😁😁😁 1mo
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Can't we just give Rey this book to read? And there will be a next one, right? Right?!

I loved the Luke-Lando friendship story. And the story about Reys parents. It really, really moved me and I keep questioning myself “What if...“. Also the small scenes with Ben... Total heart-break, really.

#starwarsbuddyread @bookwormahn

BookwormAHN I agree, I have even more sympathy for Rey after reading this and poor Ben. I think he needed Uncle Luke more than Master Luke. 1mo
Jari-chan @BookwormAHN You are so, so right! 💔 1mo
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Penguin Lost | Andrey Kurkov
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Still not the tagged book, but this one (The indomitable parrot) hasn't even gotten an English translation yet, as far as I know. It's the second part of a trilogy and is set during WWII in the Soviet Union, without it being big of a topic. We follow many different characters in their different lives in different parts of this huge country. Kurkow writes using an almost witty language that hides a lot of the things that are really going on here.

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Finished this a couple of days ago. I was reading and reading, and suddenly the book was finished... Yep, it was that kind of book to me.

I was happy to meet Rania and Chloe again, and especially impressed by Rania. She's such a strong and inspiring woman!

Sadly, the topic Kate Raphael writes about isn't an easy one and I guess times still haven't changed much...

#BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Bookish Song Nr 49: High Hopes

This song reminded me so much of Will. Where she came from, where she wants to go. Who she is and who she's going to be.

“Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing
Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision
Always had high, high hopes“

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Pygmalion | Bernard Shaw
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I was surprised how much I enjoyed this play. The audio book is very well read, or rather - played. Especially Lucy Whybrow as Eliza is unforgettable. Often I found myself getting enraged because of the way Eliza is treated, but I started rooting for her more and more.

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The third volume of the series continues where we left our friends after the second book. I'm happy that the other school children finally get more screen time as well. And there are many new lovely characters I hope to meet again! Volume four is already preordered 😸

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Untitled | Anonymous
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And another month has almost passed. I'm still enjoying my April #BookSpin but I will finish it in a couple of days. I actually enjoyed this round and the more or less free choices, so I decided to give myself some more room to choose. I hope that's ok, @TheAromaOfBooks

#DoubleSpin

TheAromaofBooks Absolutely!! I am way into some of these lists that are using categories, book location, book source, etc. to help give structure but still leave room for moods!! 1mo
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks Awesome! Thank you so much!😊 1mo
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The Museum of Silence - Just like all the other books by Ogawa I've read so far, it was a special journey, deep, meaningful and quiet. If you haven't read anything by her yet, do not start with this one, because it's much harder to grasp than the other ones. I think I have to reread it at some point to get the whole meaning of this story.

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Eat the Rich | Sarah Gailey
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Even when Gailey only writes the story for a comic book, you can tell it's a real Sarah Gailey. Therefore, these comic books are not for everybody, and they're a dark and bloody turn on our society and especially on the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. The artwork by Bak and Titov just add more to Gaileys talent and make an unforgettable reading experiance.

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As @wanderinglynn already stated - book bans don't count if you're in a foreign country 😁 My addition: they neither count when there's a cute kitten on the cover 😻

wanderinglynn Exactly! 😁🙌🏻 1mo
Jari-chan @wanderinglynn 😁😁😁 1mo
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Red River Lane | Lea Zander, Jennifer Ebbinghaus, Marie Dling, Anna Konelli, Sarah Scheumer, Julia Niederstraer, Anne Lck, Steve Nolte, C. Greene, P.J. Ried
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Ten different authors - many different stories - one place and one night

This Halloween is different on Red River Lane. This Halloween is going to be dark and bloody. All stories are set in the same small town, using the same characters and events. Does it work? Yes, it does. If you're already looking for your next spooky Halloween read, this book might be just right for you.

Murder, ghosts, witches, delusions - here you'll find it all...

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UNTEN: Bodensee Thriller | Rebekka Moser
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Did we run into the author or did the author run into us? I don't really know, but I know that I went home with this book that I wouldn't have bought otherwise. Sometimes your reading destiny takes strange turns.
And it turned out that this is a really, really good thriller. I loved the character of Heinzle and his relationship to his daughter. The story is captivating and dark. Deep and moving. The book wouldn't let me go and it still doesn't.

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Proces | Franz Kafka
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When you're actually excited to see a book adaptation 🤭

Ruthiella I had to read that in high school and kinda hated it. I should see how I feel now as an old lady! 😂 1mo
Jari-chan @Ruthiella Kafka sure isn't an easy read, and I get that as a student one might won't enjoy it ar all 🙈 Maybe when you read it at your terms, you might like it? 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Thank you for the tag @Eggs ❤️

1) You are loved and you're good enough. You are right just the way you are. And don't download that stupid app 😐

2) Walking 🤭 Or sitting on the front seat while Wifey is driving 🥰

3) Wifey of course 🥰❤️

I'm tagging whoever comes along 🤭

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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The Tomb | F. Paul Wilson
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The cover got my attention immediately and the blurb got me hooked. The story turned out to be amusing, fast-paced and a true page turner. It's dark and bloody and creepy. I should've loved it. I would've. If it wasn't for the typical sexism, fatphobia and cultural appropriation of the 80ties...

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Happiness | Aminatta Forna
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Another lucky roll with #roll100 because this book has been on my TBR list for the longest 😁 I've once started listening to the audio book, but it was so badly read, that I ditched it after a couple of minutes...

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 👍👍 1mo
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Kalmann | Joachim B. Schmidt
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Isn't it great when you meet one of your favourite authors? Isn't great when he's in your bookshop buying books? And isn't it great when it turns out that he's an absolute lovable guy?

I'm a bigger fan now than before 😍

JamieArc Amazing experience! I still geek out when I even think of when I‘ve had those experiences 🤩 1mo
Jari-chan @JamieArc Totally relatable! It's the same to me 🤭 1mo
TracyReadsBooks How awesome is that?!? 1mo
Jari-chan @TracyReadsBooks Yes! 😁🤭 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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My SO sent me this picture, saying she was playing around with AI and thought, I might like this one. And I thought, I'd share it with you as well 😊

Ruthiella Too cute! 😃 2mo
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